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#118 of 211 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Squealing Noise
Jun 03, 2008 (2:51 pm)
My Santa Fe makes a squealing noise while driving. It usually starts up after the car has been driving 10 minutes or so but it is not consistent It starts and stops but definitely stops when you hit the brakes. It is definitely coming from the passenger side. Can't quite tell it it is from the front or the back. We automatically figured it was the squealers on the brakes even thought they weren't that old. When we pulled off the brakes they weren't even worn down to the squealers but we replaced them anyway. But.... the squealing continues. It starts out soft and gradually gets louder the longer we drive.
Any suggestions on what to look at?
#119 of 211 Re: 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Squealing Noise [mysantafe]
Jun 04, 2008 (8:30 am)
It could be a wheel bearing going bad - I had one go on the same wheel in my other vehicle - it damages the passenger wheel more when turning right and hitting obstacles, kerbs, potholes, which are near the right side of the road pavement.
It started out as an almost imperceptible whine at a certain speed, which over time became louder and louder as the bearing wore down. I also was told it was the brakes, and had them replaced on my Pontiac before it was found.
#120 of 211 Re: gas in tank swishing/swashing noises [jbcamma]
Jun 20, 2008 (3:13 pm)
Reminds me of the pinto...Yikes!
#121 of 211 Hyundai Santa Fe Squealing Noise
Jun 26, 2008 (11:22 am)
My 07 Santa Fe w/15.000k does the same thing (squeaking noise) If its a wheel bearing, it won't take long for it to fail.
#122 of 211 Re: New Santa Fe dashboard/sun roof noises [jcwsbltd]
Aug 12, 2008 (10:21 am)
I have a new SF SE (no sunroof) and it makes the same vibration/rattle as you describe. Sounds like it is inside of the dash. I find it hard to believe a dealer can get rid of it. What is the status now on yours? Does anyone have any input concering this issue?
#123 of 211 Re: New Santa Fe dashboard/sun roof noises [graybeard1]
Aug 13, 2008 (9:20 am)
I discovered that it turned out to be the top of the door panels where there is a horizontal joint to the front of the handle just as the door meets the dash, below the window. The panel goes inside the door jamb when it is closed and is the one that seals the dash to the door.
This panel was very slightly warped and the joint was moving at certain combinations of vibration/heat levels (cavitation). It just sounded like it was from inside the dash.
The joints were basically rubbing together - I discovered it by accident when I heard the noise and rested ny hand on the door and felt the joint vibrating. When I pushed the top of the panel in, the noise stopped. It did it on both front doors.
I ended up getting some magic tape, making a small loop and using a penknife blade, pushing it into the joint to create a little sticky wedge between the joint edges. It heklped to stop the transference of the vibration.
The car is so quiet inside you hear every little noise - it drove me craazy trying to figure out what it was.!
#124 of 211 Re: New Santa Fe dashboard/sun roof noises [jcwsbltd]
Aug 13, 2008 (12:57 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I saw what you wrote previously and checked for any warping or looseness of the door panel in that area and did not find any. I will have to get someone to ride with me to check a little closer. I assume the tape is being shoved inbetween the door panel and the door jamb. The noise seems to also come from behind the stereo. I agree that in any other vehicle this rattle would probably not be perceivable to the point of irritation. It's weird how I can drive on a section of road and hear it, and turn around and drive on the same section at the same speed and not hear it a minute latter. This is not the section for this question, but I would like to take advantage of the quietness by significantly improving the quality of the SE stereo. Have you come across any good suggestions? I saw where someone changed the speakers and installed an amplifier under the passenger seat.
#125 of 211 Re: New Santa Fe dashboard/sun roof noises [graybeard1]
Aug 14, 2008 (9:01 am)
No - the joint I am talking about is just in front of the door handle where the top of the hard plastic door panel meets the horizontal black softer section.
When the door is closed, that horizontal joint is about 4 inches long between the hard and soft panels, and between the metal handle and the dash.
I also noticed that if I place a finger between the left side of the dash and the door where they meet,when driving, you can feel the door and dash move against one another. I think it must be the rigid steel body cage which stays put, and the door which moves over bumps.
#126 of 211 Re: New Santa Fe suspension noise [jcwsbltd]
Aug 19, 2008 (7:14 pm)
Thanks for the follow-up reply. Coincidentally, after less than two weeks, my SF SE has developed the same creeking noise (sounds like rear suspension) that others have identified as poor quality bushings. What is the status of yours? And, did anyone solve the issue?
#127 of 211 Re: New Santa Fe suspension noise [graybeard1]
Aug 20, 2008 (9:18 am)
The rear suspension creak went away on it's own, presunably as the bushings "wore in". I had it stripped down twice but to no avail - having been told twice it was fixed, it came back again. I suspect big speed bumps at apartment/mall parking lots are the culprits, and I learned to drive real slow over them.
The other factor is the stiff sidewalls on the Bridgestone Dueller Tires, which makes for stiffer recoils over bumps.
Interestingly, the '07 S.Fe. owners got a recall notice about the door label, correcting the maximum weight on the front and rear axles. It was correcting wrong info on the original label. I therefore suspect that the specs were changed at the last minute.